“On the Range at the TOUR Championship” on ESPN+ (2 p.m. ET) to feature prototype Pro V1 and Pro V1x RCT golf balls designed for TrackMan Range
FAIRHAVEN, Mass (Aug. 23, 2023) – Titleist’s groundbreaking Radar Capture Technology (RCT) will be on full display today on the range at East Lake Golf Club, as many of the world’s best dial in their swings for the TOUR Championship.
Developed by Titleist Golf Ball R&D engineers, RCT is an embedded radar reflective technology – currently available on Pro V1, Pro V1x, Pro V1x Left Dash and AVX golf balls – that enhances the data capture of launch conditions in an indoor environment, delivering the most accurate information possible.
“On the Range at the TOUR Championship” (airing live on ESPN+, Aug. 23 at 2pm ET) will utilize Radar Capture Technology – with players hitting prototype Pro V1 and Pro V1x RCT models designed specifically for TrackMan Range – to provide viewers with precision flight and spin data in real time.
The enhanced data capture from Titleist RCT, in combination with TrackMan’s ball tracing technology, will allow the broadcast to present a complete and accurate analysis of any shot hit with a Pro V1 or Pro V1x on the East Lake driving range with far more detail than ever before.
“Spin is the magical number for truly understanding the flight and movement of the golf ball,” said Fredrik Tuxen, TrackMan’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “Speed and power is getting a lot of attention, but managing and controlling spin rates is what really sets players apart. It is the key number for players to control their carry distance, curvature and how the ball reacts when landing. Titleist is an innovative leader and shares our passion for providing golfers with the most precise data possible. They’ve helped take our Trackman Range Product to the next level with the prototype radar capture technology.”
“Everything we do at Titleist is about precision and developing innovations that help golfers play better, more consistent golf,” said Matt Hogge, Titleist Golf Ball R&D’s Director of Product Development. “Data is a critical part of this process and partnering with TrackMan has pushed both our teams to unlock technologies that measure spin as precisely as ever, wherever golfers want to practice or play.”
Among this week’s TOUR Championship participants teeing up a Titleist, the overwhelming #1 ball on the PGA TOUR: Scottie Scheffler (Pro V1), Patrick Cantlay (Pro V1x), Viktor Hovland (Pro V1), Max Homa (Pro V1), Matt Fitzpatrick (Pro V1x), Brian Harman (Pro V1), Wyndham Clark (Pro V1x), Jordan Spieth (Pro V1x), Tyrrell Hatton (Pro V1) and Tom Kim (Pro V1x).
The Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls with prototype Radar Capture Technology (RCT) being used this week on the range at East Lake are designed on the same platform developed for the original Titleist RCT models currently available for use with indoor launch monitors.
RCT is an internal radar reflective marker that produces an optimized signal capture, delivering true spin measurements for every shot. Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls with RCT feature the same design, materials, quality manufacturing and performance as their non-RCT models, but with the enhanced benefit of radar signal capture.
For more on Titleist RCT: https://www.titleist.com/rct